Fresh off an incredible season, FC Nordsjælland winger and Right to Dream Graduate Ernest Nuamah has captured the attention of fans and experts alike, and scooped not one, not two, but an astonishing three prestigious Danish Superliga Awards, solidifying his status as a true rising star.
Ernest’s outstanding performance and impact on the field caught the eyes of the Danish Superliga head coaches – those who know the game inside out – as they voted him the Player of the Spring. He followed in the footsteps of former teammate Andreas Schjelderup, who was named Player of the Autumn before taking the next big step in his career by joining Portuguese giants SL Benfica. Witnessing the consistent success of our model in producing exceptional players and paving the way for them to fulfill their potential fills us with immense pride.
Nuamah also earned the respect of his fellow Danish Superliga players who voted him as the Player of the Year. Just picture this: his fellow players, those battling it out on the pitch week after week, handpicked him for his skills and singled him out as an exceptional player.
To top it all off, a panel of experts crowned Ernest the Young Player of the Year. This remarkable accolade speaks volumes about the 19-year-old’s performance, catching the attention of those who recognize raw talent and immense potential.
And his sensational form throughout the season has also earned him his maiden Ghana national team call-up as he was included in the Black Stars 24-man squad ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar.
The Right to Dream Journey:
The Kumasi-born wonderkid has been part of the Right to Dream community for over seven years now. He joined the Right to Dream Academy, Ghana, in 2016 at the age of 13, and has since embraced every opportunity to develop and his skills and showcase his potential.
Fast forward to January 2022, Ernest moved to FC Nordsjælland, a club with a culture deeply rooted in youth development and a member of the Right to Dream community. Although transitioning to the professional world isn’t an easy task, his development at Right to Dream prepared him well for the challenges that lay ahead, both on and off the pitch.
Now, just one year later, he stands tall with a trio of awards, all while becoming the team’s top goal scorer with a tally of 12 goals. He’s among a crop of young talents who helped the club secure a fantastic second-place league finish - Our Danish team boasts youngest top-tier squad in the world with an average age of 22.31.
Ernest adds to the impressive roster of incredibly Right to Dream Academy Alumni who got the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents at the Right to Dream Park – the place where many of our alumni kick off their football careers. This includes the likes of Mohammed Kudus, who made his debut with FC Nordsjælland just days before turning 18, and now, he’s one of the hottest young talents in the game. This list also features our Denmark Academy Graduate Kathrine Kuhl, who had a stunning journey with FC Nordsjælland before moving to Women’s Super League side Arsenal.
Ernest Nuamah has already achieved so much, and his journey is just getting started. His achievements are a celebration of his individual brilliance and incredible effort, but they also serve as a source of motivation for all of us at the Right to Dream community to keep pushing forward in our mission to empower and support the next generation of footballing talent.